As verbs the difference between meander and neander
is that meander
is to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate while neander
As a noun meander
is a winding, crooked, or involved course.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A winding, crooked, or involved course.
* Sir R. Blackmore
- the meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body
A tortuous or intricate movement.
(math) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
- While lingering rivers in meanders glide.
* meander belt
* meander line
* meander loop
To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
- The stream meandered through the valley.
* The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
This misspelling is based on the mishearing of and the cartoonish stereotype that Neanderthals were bumbling and aimless. Additionally, the spellings meander'' and ''neander'' are visually similar, except for one fewer strokes in ''neander .